Weidman Says He Was Dominating Mousasi, Demands Immediate Rematch

As the lights dimmed over the fans at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi made their way to the center of the octagon for their co-main event bout. This would be Weidman’s return fight to the octagon after getting brutally knocked out by Yoel Romero, and he was looking to make a statement.

Weidman had controlled the majority of the opening round with his grappling, but the momentum changed in the favor of Mousasi when he started to pick Weidman apart in the second. The infamous knees landed, bringing the fight to a controversial halt that saw Mousasi ultimately get his hands raised by way of technical knockout.

Weidman was furious that the fight had ended even though he claimed he had both hands on the mat and was left speechless during his post-fight interview. In a recent edition of “The MMA Hour“, Weidman went on to say that he would have went on to dominate Mousasi and wants a rematch:

“I think I would’ve went on to dominate Mousasi and even finish him. Now, this is all my opinion and you can argue this back-and-forth and we will never know for that event. But, I do want a rematch because I felt I was dominating the fight. Even in the second round when he came forward and I was doing the backpedaling and he was punching. He didn’t land anything and I was very coherent and I wasn’t rocked. The rest of the round, I mounted him and took his back. I know Mousasi wasn’t happy with the result, judging by him pulling down his flag and telling his coaches to stop the celebration. I know his tune changed at the press conference and he was coached into the way he was talking at that point. But his instincts were right and as a fighter you don’t want to win that way. It was a debacle.”